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Welterweight Robert Guerrero Hangs Gloves After First KO Loss

Welterweight Robert Guerrero Hangs Gloves After First KO Loss

Robert Guerrero has had a wonderful 16 year Boxing career, winning world titles in two weight classes, but has now decided to bring his Boxing career to an end. Releasing a statement

"First, I want to thank God for allowing me to have a wonderful career," Guerrero, 34, said in a statement. "I'm a kid from a small town in Gilroy, California, who made it to the mountaintop of the boxing world. When I was a young kid growing up, I always believed in myself, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a small-town kid like myself would be fighting in front of millions of fans."

Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KOs) decided to hang his gloves after suffering a one sided beating from Figueroa (27-0-1, 19 KOs), who came off a 19-month inactivity, knocking Guerrero down five times, three times in the second round and twice more in the fifth round before the referee stopped the bout.

"A boxer's career is a long and tough road," he said. "Many tears were shed, lots of blood and tons of sweat. Many miles were traveled, thousands of rounds sparred. None were easy, and nothing was ever given to me. I earned everything I got the old-fashion way. I never ducked anyone and fought the best fighters in the world. I fought my way through every obstacle to make sure my fans enjoyed every second of every round of my fights."

Guerrero had his all imputed into his fights, giving him great edge and a flourishing early career, he won world titles at featherweight and junior  lightweight as well as interim belts at lightweight and welterweight but his reticent fights haven't been so good, Losing 5 of 7.

A devoted Christian

"A good friend always told me I was God's warrior, born to fight," Guerrero said. "I enjoyed every minute of every war. I represented my lord and savior Jesus Christ with the bible verse Acts 2:38 on my trunks. If I reached one person and brought that person closer to Christ, then it was all worth it."


"the most special man I've ever met in my boxing career and possibly lifetime"; and "all the fans and the community who stuck by my side when my wife was battling cancer. I will never forget the love you showed."

He also thanked his wife; his father and trainer, Ruben Guerrero Sr., who got him started in boxing, and the rest of his family; longtime co-managers Bob Santos and Luis DeCubas Jr.; longtime adviser Al Haymon
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